(CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, just back from a secret trip to Argentina unknown to his staff or his wife, admitted Wednesday he has carried on an extramarital affair.
"I've been unfaithful to my wife," Sanford told a news conference in Columbia, the state capital. "I developed a relationship with what started as a dear, dear friend from Argentina."
His voice choking at times, Sanford apologized to his wife and four sons, his staff and supporters, and said he would resign immediately as head of the Republican Governors Association.
The affair was discovered five months ago, Sanford said.
hahahahahahahahahahahaha. What an idiot. He can't even cover up an affair the right way. Sounds like he wanted to get caught. BTW who cares, he's a bad governor of a last place state.
best story ever
this almost makes larry craig look tame by comparison
Wow, that was real honesty from the Gov. of South Carolina. I don't approve of what he's done (personally and politically), but I do have to give him credit for facing the press and being honest.
Just WOW!!! Sanford/Ensign for 2012 and John Edwards for Secretary of state....HA....Man apparently both parties are having an issue remaiing loyal to their families. This is bad our leaders are suppose to be rolemodels not jigalows.
Dont Cry For Sanford, Argentina
Told you earlier he was hiding something!!
OK, all you neo cons who said people were jumping to conclusions, that the poor guy just needed a little vacation, give the poor fella some privacy, blah blah blah. Well, again, it is not the fact that the guy has an affair. It happens. A lot with Republicans, granted, but hey, whatever. It is the hypocrisy. AND, all those kids, AND Father's Day. Family Values. Yeah, right.
Who cares at least he's not spending money that his state don't have
therefore he won't be raising taxes .
How could he be so foolish?"
Lord!!! I knew that two days ago...
Saw that coming a mile away.
looks like he got a little sun.
Well DUH. When a married man disappears, what else could he be doing???????? Hopefully it wasn't with a man...but you know those Republicans...
So while he didn't want to take government money for his state, he was out for his own "stimulus"- nice. Class act all around (sarcasm) – I guess that's one less person who'll be running for the GOP in 2012.
Why are these people behaving this way, and why (even though we need to know) do they talk about it>! Ugh! Need a shower now.
Big surprise! When he said he wanted something exotic, he didn't mean the culture or the food.
Ah, yes. Another shining example of the "family values" myth perpetuated (but apparently do not practice) by the Republican party. I guess these shining stars of the GOP are trying to cleanse themselves of their sins before trying to run for President in a few years.
Okay all you defenders of "vacations" everywhere, now what do you think?
This man should immediately resign and get his head back into the game, he cannot lead a state while in this turmoil. Hi first responsibility right now is his family, family values first, right?
what an idiot. another GOP hopeful but not faithful bites the dust.
Ok... WHO didn't see this coming??? LOL
I admire Gov Sanford for quickly resolving this issue. He did lie and take the press, the people and his family on a wild goose chase. I dealt with a swiftly and directly. A very admirable quality.
What a freaking FLAKE...!
Now wonder he's a regular on Faux News..
Surprise!! Surprise!! Another right winger fooling around. I'm shocked!!
If you can act like you are so "high and mighty" and still do these types of things, things that you know are going to shame you and your family, then you should at least resign like a person with some honor. I hope Ensign see this also.
How disappointing. Another leader without the morals to be faithful to his wife. Some people don't think it matters, but others find this lack of personal control to be an indicator that a person can't be trusted in office. I agree with them. There is no chance I would ever vote for this man if he decides to run for President.